Jun 16 | FANVISION INTRODUCES FANVISION PUCK: A GROUNDBREAKING MOBILE ACCESSORY TO ENHANCE THE FAN EXPERIENCE

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FanVision Puck also offers smartphone charging capabilities for fans at sporting events

FanVision Puck

FanVision, the in-venue technology and content platform used at professional sporting events across the country, today announced the introduction of the groundbreaking mobile accessory FanVision Puck. FanVision Puck connects to any iOS or Android device to provide access to the streaming video, audio, and data content currently available on the FanVision Controller dedicated device. FanVision Puck will debut at the 2016 DAYTONA 500 via the DAYTONA International Speedway mobile app and will be available at all other International Speedway Corporation (ISC) races throughout the 2016 NASCAR® Sprint Cup season. Trial runs for the device will be available at select ISC tracks during the remainder of the 2015 schedule.

FanVision Puck solves the two most serious mobile challenges for events and venues: mobile phone charging and connectivity. FanVision Puck provides users with live video, audio, real-time statistics and replays over a private and wireless broadcast network, offering uninterrupted streaming data for every fan in attendance. Further, FanVision Puck provides a 2,000 mAh charge to the user’s phone with its own internal battery. Over a four-hour period, users will be able to continuously consume live video and audio, while seeing their smartphones’ battery charge.

“FanVision Puck will continue our company’s mission to enhance the fan experience through technology,” said FanVision CEO Andrew Daines. “Fans will enjoy the ability to charge their phone and consume content without worrying about battery life and data.” 

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to debut the FanVision Puck at the DAYTONA 500,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “The 2016 DAYTONA 500 will be the first in the newly renovated motorsports stadium and this extraordinary technology from the FanVision Puck will further elevate the fan’s experience at the ‘World Center of Racing.’ ”

About FanVision

FanVision Entertainment LLC, headquartered in New York City and with offices in Mooresville, North Carolina, and Montreal is the leader in fan-enhancement technology and provides rich, in-venue content dedicated to fans across the country. FanVision operates on a private, wireless network across the entire schedule of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series , as well as other select sporting events. The company develops  innovative hardware and software solutions to enrich the in-stadium experience for fans. For more information about FanVision, visit http://www.fanvision.com.

About ISC

International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities. The Company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation's major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway® in Florida (home of the DAYTONA 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway® located outside Detroit; Richmond International Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; Phoenix International Raceway® in Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 RacewaySM near Chicago, Illinois; Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York. The Company also owns and operates Motor Racing NetworkSM, the nation's largest independent sports radio network, and Americrown Service CorporationSM, a subsidiary that provides catering services, food and beverage concessions, and through its subsidiary Motorsports Authentics, produces and markets motorsports-related merchandise. In addition, the Company has a 50 percent interest in the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.InternationalSpeedwayCorporation.com.

About the Daytona 500

Historic Daytona International Speedway is home to the DAYTONA 500 – “The Great American Race” and NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race. The DAYTONA 500 is held annually every February and many of NASCAR’s greats have captured the coveted Harley J. Earl winner’s trophy such as Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Cale Yarborough, Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Bobby Allison, Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and most recently Joey Logano.  

About Daytona International Speedway

Known as the “World Center of Racing,” Daytona International Speedway has activity nearly every day of the year hosting stock cars, sports cars, motorcycles and karts.  Daytona International Speedway has at least eight major race weekends a year with premier events such as the DAYTONA 500, the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola on Independence Day holiday weekend, the Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car event, the Daytona Supercross By Honda and the Daytona 200 motorcycle classic. In addition, Daytona International Speedway showcases daily track tours and is home to the winning Daytona 500 car.

Jun 16 | Actor/Comedian David Spade to Serve as Grand Marshal for the 57th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola

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Joe Dirt 2” Star to Give Command “Drivers, start your engines

David Spade

Actor, comedian and writer David Spade, who stars in Crackle’s upcoming original movie “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser” will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 57th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday night, July 5 at Daytona International Speedway (TV – NBC; Radio – MRN Radio, SiriusXM).

In this sequel to the popular Columbia Pictures comedy “Joe Dirt,” Spade returns as the mullet-headed hero in this first ever made-for-digital sequel to a major motion picture that also stars Christopher Walken, Brittany Daniel and Patrick Warburton. “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser” will be released on the streaming network July 16.

As the Grand Marshal for the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, Spade will give the command “Drivers, start your engines.” Along with the starting command, Spade will also attend the driver’s meeting, participate in pre-race ceremonies and ride in one of the Grand Marshal cars during the pace laps prior to the green flag of the 160-lap, 400-mile race.

“We’re excited to welcome David Spade as Grand Marshal for the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood said. “His starting command, which will be delivered in front of thousands of fans and millions more watching on NBC, will begin an exciting night of NASCAR racing on the high banks.”

To view the trailer of “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser,” visit Crackle or check out the movie through its social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.

Spade, who was a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 1990-1996, has starred in several hit comedies including “Tommy Boy,” “Black Sheep” and “Grown Ups” as well as on the ensemble CBS sitcom “Rules of Engagement.”

The stars of NASCAR return to Daytona International Speedway on July 3-5. Tickets to the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR XFINITY Series race are available by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

Fans can follow NASCAR and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtag #NASCAR and #COKEZERO400. Fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for the latest news all season long. Fans can follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com.

Jun 11 | Three Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients to be Honored During Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola

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This is the seventh consecutive year that the Speedway has honored Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.

Medal Of Honor

During the upcoming Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola on July 3-5, Daytona International Speedway will salute three Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.

The Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, one from the Vietnam War and two from the War in Afghanistan, are:

    • Gary Littrell, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army
    • Salvatore Giunta, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
    • Ryan Pitts, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

For complete biographies on the three Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, visit http://www.cmohs.org/

This is the seventh consecutive year that the Speedway has honored Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. The program started back in the 1970s by Bill France Sr.

“It’s a privilege for Daytona International Speedway to be able to host and honor these three Congressional Medal of Honor recipients during the Coke Zero 400 Weekend,” Track President Joie Chitwood said. “These three individuals served with valor and courage and have been recognized with our nation’s highest military honor. We look forward to saluting them during the Independence Day holiday weekend.”

The Congressional Medal of Honor recipients will be recognized during a special luncheon on Saturday at the Bill France Room, will attend driver’s meetings and participate in pre-race ceremonies for both the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday night, July 4 and the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday night, July 5.

During Sunday’s 57th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, a special salute will take place for the three recipients during pre-race ceremonies.

In addition, the three Congressional Medal of Honor recipients will take part in an autograph session with race fans in the Sprint FANZONE on Sunday prior to the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola.

The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It’s bestowed on a member of the United States armed forces who distinguishes himself or herself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.

The stars of NASCAR return to Daytona International Speedway on July 3-5. Tickets to the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR XFINITY Series race are available by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

Fans can follow NASCAR and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtag #NASCAR and #COKEZERO400. Fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for the latest news all season long. Fans can also follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com.

Jun 05 | DAYTONA Rising June Project Update: Daytona International Speedway Gears Up For Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola

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Approximately 40,000 new seats will be available near the west end of the Speedway along with 10,000 seats near the east end.

DAYTONA Rising Update

After several busy months of construction related to its $400 million DAYTONA Rising project, Daytona International Speedway (DIS) is now shifting gears to prepare for the upcoming Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola. Fans attending the event will have an opportunity to preview some of the new amenities being created by historic renovation project. 

Approximately 40,000 new seats will be available near the west end of the Speedway along with 10,000 seats near the east end. Fans can also access new concessions and restrooms, escalators and vertical transportation options and several new “neighborhood” areas. 

Construction will accelerate again following the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola. 

Below is a list of key upcoming race-ready activities:

  • Final installation of elevators and escalators
  • Completion of east end seating areas
  • Installation of temporary infrastructure

About DAYTONA Rising

DAYTONA Rising is a $400 million reimagining of an American icon – Daytona International Speedway. Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch. At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,000 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with track side views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests. DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon, expected to create 6,300 jobs, $300 million in labor income and over $80 million in tax revenue, will be completed in time for the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona and DAYTONA 500. Construction of DAYTONA Rising was recently cited as a primary source of expected growth in the Deltona, Fla., MSA as part of ManpowerGroup’s Employment Outlook Survey. 

Toyota and Florida Hospital are Founding Partners of DAYTONA Rising, joining the Speedway to help provide the very best experience for fans through more than 40,000 total square feet of engagement areas, branding rights for two of the injectors/entrances and two of the new neighborhoods.

Barton Malow is serving as the design-builder for the project. In addition to DAYTONA Rising, Barton Malow has renovated the University of Michigan “Big House” and the Rose Bowl. 

ROSSETTI, an award-winning architectural design and planning firm for the past 40 years, which headed the design for Ford Field NFL Stadium, University of Notre Dame Compton Family Ice Arena and five Major League Soccer Stadiums, is leading the master planning of the DAYTONA Rising site. 

Race fans can follow the progress of the DAYTONA Rising project by visiting www.DAYTONARising.com and connecting with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Also, fans can see the construction project up close by taking one of the daily tours available at the Speedway on non-event days throughout the year. Visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/tours or the Speedway Ticket and Tours Building for more information. For tickets and more information on Daytona International Speedway events, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.  

About Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup event garners most of the attention - as well as the largest audience in motorsports - the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe, thus earning it the title of "World Center of Racing." In addition to eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.

Jun 03 | Straightaway To Stardom Singing Competition to Provide Dream Opportunity to Sing National Anthem at the July 4 Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at DIS

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Straightaway To Stardom Singing Competition to Provide Dream Opportunity to Sing National Anthem at the July 4 Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at DIS

Straightaway to Stardom

Daytona International Speedway is in search of top singing talent for the Straightaway to Stardom talent competition, which will provide one singer the dream of a lifetime to sing the National Anthem before thousands of race fans under the lights at historic Daytona International Speedway.

The singing competition will start on Monday, June 8, when Daytona International Speedway will begin accepting submissions online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/STS to sing the National Anthem for the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR XFINITY Series race, scheduled for Saturday night, July 4 and televised on NBCSN. Each contestant must submit a video performing the National Anthem in less than two minutes. The first 100 entries will be accepted.

Following a review by a panel of Daytona International Speedway judges, 10 finalists will be selected to advance to the final round of competition in Gatorade Victory Lane on Saturday, June 27.

The grand prize winner will perform the National Anthem at the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday night, July 4. The winner will also receive credentials and tickets for both the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola and the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, July 5.

The stars of NASCAR return to Daytona International Speedway on July 3-5. Tickets to the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR XFINITY Series race are available by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

Fans can follow NASCAR and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtag #NASCAR and #COKEZERO400. Fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for the latest news all season long. Fans can also follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com.

May 28 | Jones Sign Company, Musco Lighting and P&S Paving Join Growing List of “We Built Daytona” Partners Associated With Historic DAYTONA Rising Project

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“We are very happy to welcome these partners as part of our ‘We Built Daytona’ platform,” said DIS President Joie Chitwood III.

We Built DAYTONA

Daytona International Speedway (DIS) today announced that Jones Sign Company, Musco Lighting and P&S Paving, Inc. have become the latest partners to join the expanding “We Built Daytona” marketing platform for the $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. 

  • Jones Sign Company, a national specialist in the sign manufacturer and sign installation industry, will provide nearly 3,000 signs and more than 120,000 square feet of graphics for the new injectors/entrances. The company will also produce the DIS “Supersign” LED-lit letters, measuring 13 feet 6 inches tall and 286 feet wide. 

  • Musco Lighting, a global leader in the design and manufacture of sports-lighting systems, will illuminate the new frontstretch grandstand. In 1998, Musco lighted the speedway using its Mitran™ system specifically designed to meet the needs of drivers, spectators, and television broadcasts.  The new frontstretch of the grandstand will feature more than 700 of Musco’s Green Generation™ fixtures producing 77 million lumens of light.  

  • P&S Paving, an asphalt paving, heavy highway contractor based in Daytona Beach, is providing paving and dirt services. During the past year, the company has installed more than 50,000 square yards of temporary asphalt and 13 miles of utility piping. 

“We are very happy to welcome these partners as part of our ‘We Built Daytona’ platform,” said DIS President Joie Chitwood III. “We’re honored to showcase their products and work throughout our facility that will contribute to reimagining the experience at DIS.” 

The “We Built Daytona” platform is designed specifically for partners involved in the construction of DAYTONA Rising and enables them to showcase their involvement through a marketing presence (once their role in the project begins). Financial terms of the agreements were not disclosed.  

The above companies join the growing list of “We Built Daytona” partners, including Kingspan Insulated Panels, USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), CommScope, Sherwin-Williams, Big Ass Fans, ROSSETTI, Walter P. Moore, M-E Engineers and Schneider Electric. 

Following construction, partners can feature products in-use at the new DIS, providing them with a real-time showroom. Additionally, partners will receive special recognition as “We Built Daytona” partners within the facility, along with brand exposure opportunities via digital display boards and corporate hospitality opportunities for entertaining guests during major events. 

About Jones Sign Company

Jones Sign Company has been reliable and dependable for over 100 years. Their fabrication and project management stretch from coast-to-coast, servicing all of North & Central Americas. Their ability to execute large and complex programs is considered their strength. Jones Sign can execute new builds, reimages, or remodels. Jones covers sports venues, hospitals, and malls to multiple location programs for all sectors of retail, financial services, and corporate. They also offer comprehensive repair & maintenance service. 

About Musco Lighting

For nearly 40 years, Musco Lighting has specialized in the design and manufacture of sports and large area lighting solutions around the world. Musco has pioneered systems using metal halide and LED technologies that have made dramatic improvements in energy efficiency, and provided affordable ways to control spill light and glare. Permanent and temporary lighting solutions range from neighborhood Little League® fields to Olympic Games. Musco has a global team of experts that partner with customers to plan, complete, and maintain a cost-effective, trouble-free lighting solution for their facility. For more information on Musco’s innovative lighting solutions, visit: www.musco.com.  

About P&S Paving, Inc.

In the past 20 years, P&S Paving, Inc. has grown from a small business entity with only one used dozer, to a corporation with the ability to service major highway construction, large earthwork projects, and any small driveway or parking lot. They recently opened a new hot mix plant this year capable of producing over 400 tons per hour in a cleaner, more efficient form. In addition to their recent addition of a fourth paving crew, they are prepared for big jobs and heightened goals in the surrounding community. 

About DAYTONA Rising

DAYTONA Rising is a $400 million reimagining of an American icon – Daytona International Speedway. Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch. At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,000 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with track side views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests. DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon, expected to create 6,300 jobs, $300 million in labor income and over $80 million in tax revenue, will be completed in time for the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona and DAYTONA 500. Construction of DAYTONA Rising was recently cited as a primary source of expected growth in the Deltona, Fla., MSA as part of ManpowerGroup’s Employment Outlook Survey. 

Toyota and Florida Hospital are Founding Partners of DAYTONA Rising, joining the Speedway to help provide the very best experience for fans through more than 40,000 total square feet of engagement areas, branding rights for two of the injectors/entrances and two of the new neighborhoods.  

Barton Malow is serving as the design-builder for the project. In addition to DAYTONA Rising, Barton Malow has renovated the University of Michigan “Big House” and the Rose Bowl. 

ROSSETTI, an award-winning architectural design and planning firm for the past 40 years, which headed the design for Ford Field NFL Stadium, University of Notre Dame Compton Family Ice Arena and five Major League Soccer Stadiums, is leading the master planning of the DAYTONA Rising site. 

Race fans can follow the progress of the DAYTONA Rising project by visiting www.DAYTONARising.com and connecting with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Also, fans can see the construction project up close by taking one of the daily tours available at the Speedway on non-event days throughout the year. Visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/tours or the Speedway Ticket and Tours Building for more information. For tickets and more information on Daytona International Speedway events, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.  

About Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup event garners most of the attention - as well as the largest audience in motorsports - the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe, thus earning it the title of "World Center of Racing." In addition to eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.

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